Yukti Indian Street Fusion
The second of two Yuktis, the city centre restaurant followed the Old Swan Art Kitchen version, opening on Renshaw Street in 2017 and, despite competition along this stretch, it still garners compliments for its street food dishes from India and beyond – the clue’s in “fusion”.
The small plate are popular, as are the thali trays – boards laden with metal bowls that can be shared (the meaty platter for two includes Punjabi samosa, lamb sheek kebab and spicy Norfolk chicken breast kalimirch, among other dishes) or ordered just for yourself. Each one represents an entire meal, with steamed rice, tadak dal lentils, spicy potatoes and onions kadai aloo, cooling raita and tossed salad alongside your choice of main from the likes of chicken tikka masala or lamb rogan josh, chunks simmered with bone marrow, caramelised onion, fresh tangy tomato and yoghurt. There’s fish too and plenty of vegetarian alternatives. The a la carte is where the non-meat and plant-based options really shine, with a starter list fit to burst and mains including vegan pindi chole – chickpeas, caramelised onion, tomato, chat masala and traditional Indian spices – and veggie kaji mutter paneer masala – cottage cheese and green peas cooked with garam masala and ginger, then finished with crunchy cashews. Meaty mains include a Keralan lamb stew and a choice of biryanis, perfect with one of the many speciality breads and rice sundries available.
Afters have been known to include syrupy rose water-scented gulab jamun and caramelised beetroot halwa. There’s even a half-decent wine list.
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